Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)


Hurricane response efforts continue



Hurricane response efforts continue
Hurricane relief efforts are still underway in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands after the territories were ravaged by Hurricane Maria in September. As of October 30, over 15,000 federal civilian and military personnel are on location in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the Federal Emergency… Read More

Hurricane response ongoing in Puerto Rico, Caribbean



Hurricane response ongoing in Puerto Rico, Caribbean
The U.S. response to Hurricanes Irma and Maria in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean continues after the storms devastated the area last month. Over 12,000 responders from U.S. federal agencies are involved in response efforts, and U.S. personnel have been working closely with partners from the Commonwealth. Department of Defense… Read More

Agencies respond to Hurricane Maria



Agencies respond to Hurricane Maria
U.S. government agencies continue response and recovery efforts in the wake of Hurricane Maria. Personnel from various federal departments and agencies, including the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the Departments of Defense (DoD) and Health and Human Services (HHS), are focused on life-saving and… Read More

Agencies continue Irma response



Agencies continue Irma response
Federal agencies are continuing their response to Hurricane Irma, which struck Florida on Sunday after sweeping through the Caribbean. Nearly 22,ooo federal personnel are working to prepare for and respond to Hurricane Irma. The Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has staged eight urban search and rescue… Read More

FEMA, agencies respond to Hurricane Irma



FEMA, agencies respond to Hurricane Irma
U.S. agencies are responding to Hurricane Irma, which struck Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands earlier this week, and could make landfall in Florida early Sunday. Personnel from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) deployed to the Caribbean in advance of the storm, including incident management assistance teams and… Read More

Agencies prepare for Irma



Agencies prepare for Irma
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the National Guard, and other U.S. government and non-government agencies are preparing for Hurricane Irma. Irma, a category 5 hurricane, tore through the Carribean earlier today and is headed for Florida. Governors in the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, and Florida have declared a … Read More

Agencies respond to Hurricane Harvey



Agencies respond to Hurricane Harvey
Multiple federal agencies are responding to the damage caused by Hurricane Harvey, which made landfall as a category 4 hurricane on Friday night and was downgraded to a tropical storm on Sunday. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) encourages individuals in affected areas to follow the instructions of state, local,… Read More

DHS, Texas Guard prepare for Hurricane Harvey



DHS, Texas Guard prepare for Hurricane Harvey
The Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Texas Division of Emergency Management, and the Texas Army National Guard, Air National Guard, and the Texas State Guard with the Texas Military Department are preparing for Hurricane Harvey. The Governor of Texas has already issued a State… Read More

New law creates interagency safety group



New law creates interagency safety group
The House of Representatives and the Senate recently passed the RESPONSE Act of 2016, in an effort “to enhance emergency responder training for incidents involving hazardous-materials rail transportation.” The bill passed the House on November 29, and the Senate on December 10, before being signed into law by President Obama… Read More

FEMA releases 2016 National Preparedness Report



FEMA releases 2016 National Preparedness Report
Earlier this month the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced the publication of its 2016 National Preparedness Report. The report, which was issued this spring, evaluates core capabilities of U.S. government agencies tasked with providing emergency preparedness and response. FEMA’s report highlights several DHS initiatives,… Read More